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HPC News Roundup for March 27, 2015

hatnewsI’m on my way home from a series of Springtime HPC conferences with boatload of new videos and interviews on the latest in high performance computing. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.

  • MIT Researcher wins 2015 Turing AwardMichael Stonebraker is being recognized for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems. A pioneer in database systems architecture, Stonebreaker is the inventor of many concepts that were crucial to making databases a reality and that are used in almost all modern database systems. His work on INGRES introduced the notion of query modification, used for integrity constraints and views. His later work on Postgres introduced the object-relational model, effectively merging databases with abstract data types while keeping the database separate from the programming language.
  • Deep Learning at GTC. The GPU Technology Conference was all about using accelerators with Deep Neural Nets. Our full coverage will show you how researchers are teaching machines to see, drive, recognize pictures, and understand human speech.
  • India to install 73 Supercomputers. This week the government of India announced a seven year plan to bring supercomputing within the reach of the scientific and technology community in the country and provide “significant qualitative and quantitative improvement in research and development” in science and technology.
  • LUG Around the Corner. We won’t get to rest at home for long, as the 2015 Lustre User Group is coming up April 13-15 in Denver.

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